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Antigua Police Seize Drugs At Customs Cargo Shed

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda, April 10, 2018 (CMC) – Antigua and Barbuda police say they have seized, nearly one million dollars worth of marijuana, that had arrived, here, on a flight from Jamaica, yesterday.

In a statement, the police said that the 249.5 pounds of marijuana had been discovered by dogs, belonging to the law enforcement authorities, at the Customs Cargo shed, hidden inside two cardboard boxes.

They said the boxes had arrived earlier on a flight from Jamaica and that the drugs had a street value of EC$998,000.

Police also said, in a separate incident, they also seized four pounds of compressed marijuana, concealed in a box containing baby wipes and adult pampers. The marijuana, which had a street value of EC$16,000, was found in the Customs Cargo.

The authorities said that two men are assisting in their investigations

Meanwhile, the police said they had destroyed nearly two million dollars’ worth of marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy, on Monday.

The police said that 502 pounds of cannabis, along with 176 grams of cocaine and 103.5 ecstasy tablets were burnt during the operation, conducted at a field in Burma, on the outskirts of the capital.

The police said that the destroyed drugs had a street value of over EC$1.6 million.

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